Lime Caffeteria

Lime Caffeteria

There’s nothing quite like coffee on a rainy day even when you’re in the North Island Kiwi tourist mecca that is Rotorua. I had asked both residents and visitors for coffee recommendations a few days before heading down and the name ‘Lime’ kept popping up. I was a little bewildered at how frequently it came up, with even my father noting that my mother had made him drive from Taupo to Rotorua…

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  • #Cafe #Coffee #Espresso #lime #Lime Caffeteria #Macchiato #rotorua #ultimate espresso #vivace
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Little Salt Eatery

Little Salt Eatery

Tucked away in sunny Castor Bay you’ll find this spot joined at the hip to its much more sophisticated restaurant brother, Salt. Little Salt Eatery started up just over a year ago and shares owners with its older brother. They also share the same head chef. But unlike most younger brothers, this little fulla doesn’t survive on hand-me-downs.

Behind the machine the morning of my visit was Mike…

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  • #allpress #Auckland #Cafe #Castor Bay #Coffee #Espresso #Flat White #little salt #Little Salt Eatery #rangitoto blend
  • 6 days ago

Palm Sunday and the Via Dolorosa

Palm Sunday and the Via Dolorosa

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Yesterday was Palm Sunday, which traditionally commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. I’m a big fan of the gospel of Luke and I adore the way he tells the story. He builds the scene in Luke 19 well, with the specific story of the entry beginning in verse 28. In Luke’s gospel people lay down their cloaks as Jesus proceeds and he uses plenty of recognised traditions and linkages…

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  • #cross #Easter #Jesus #Palm Sunday #Via Dolorosa
  • 1 week ago

Coffee: A Fuel for Brilliance

Coffee: A Fuel for Brilliance

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The image below has been doing the rounds via social media. It shows the creative routines of some of the most brilliant people the world has known. There are some commonalities and one of them is something that appears in the routine of most, but not quite all of them. Coffee appears at the start of many of their days and some are fueled by it throughout the day. Clearly, coffee is a fuel for…

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In Honour of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In Honour of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
On this day in 1945, just before the POW camp in which he was being held was liberated by US soldiers, Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazis. He was a man who spurned the safety he could have had outside of Germany and flung himself headlong into a stand against the Nazi takeover of the German state church and Germany itself. He fought against the capitulation of the church in the…

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  • #Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Charlie Self: Cup Tasting Champ!

Charlie Self: Cup Tasting Champ!

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Once in a while, beings of a higher consciousness walk the earth, illuminating the frailty of us mere mortals. Charlie Self is one such person. Charlie, as do all cup tasting champions, exists on another level of being from the rest of us. I’m a coffee wannabe, people like Charlie Self are the real deal.

It takes something extraordinary to be able to quickly and accurately taste hundreds of…

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  • #Charlie Self #Coffee #Coffee Competition #Cup Tasting
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  • #autumn #bluesky
  • 2 weeks ago

The Coffee Store

The Coffee Store

Recently a friend alerted me to a small coffee initiative happening out in East Auckland so I thought I’d check it out. The Coffee Storeis operated by Cameron and Lauren Owen and offers one blend that I’d imagine they’ve sunk a lot of blood, sweat and tears into (not literally because that would be gross). I tried the beans and enjoyed them. They were kind enough to hand deliver them to my home…

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  • #Auckland #Beans #Coffee Beans #Roasters #The Coffee Store
  • 2 weeks ago
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Sloth, Lust, Lent

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During the season of Lent, at my local church we’re looking at the ‘seven deadly sins’ and the corresponding ‘seven heavenly virtues.’ As part of it I was tasked on Sunday to preach on sloth, lust, diligence and purity with a focus on our internal nature.

I went into my sermon prep assuming that lust was by far the more horrible of the two ‘deadly sins’. What I found (with a helpful first…

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  • #diligence #lust #purity #Sermon #Seven deadly sins #sloth
  • 2 weeks ago

Hanna Teramoto Interview

Hanna Taramoto

It’s not news anymore that Hanna Teramoto, from Espresso Workshop, is the NZ Barista Championship supremo for 2014 and with that has come a busy schedule keeping up with media and her usual work serving up NZ’s finest coffee to what has become an increased number of customers since the win.

To see an example of what goes on in the competition, check out the video from our last postshowing what…

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  • #Barista #Barista Championship #Coffee #Espresso Workshop #Hanna Teramoto
  • 3 weeks ago
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